In the Middle Ages fisticuffs among the popular exercises of Western Europe are rare, they are not included in the knightly system of education.
In the fist fights are strictly adhered to the unwritten rules handed down from generation to generation. The battle can be waged with bare fists or gloves. There are no solid objects, called "bookmarks" or dimes, hold in the palm of your hand to squeeze tight fist and thereby enhance the effect of strikes, have on gloves was not supposed to. Attack of the enemy were allowed only in the front. It was forbidden to attack a fallen opponent, hit the "footstep" to strike down or head. Violation of these rules are strictly prosecuted, and punished the guilty men themselves, do not expose the traditional integrity of boxing.